Category Archive: Policy

Senators are killing children by failing to enact gun control laws

Nineteen children were killed in a mass shooting in Texas. I have barely escaped the pandemonium of the pediatric emergency department to scarf down a bowl of pasta when I hear the announcement on the breakroom TV. My stomach drops. Again? How is it po…

The Buffalo mass shooting and food deserts

On May 14, 2022, ten people were fatally shot with three injured at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, NY, constituting the second most deadly mass shooting this year at the time of writing. As the number of mass shootings and fatalities continues to climb…

A gun message for woke corporations

It is too early to hear the narratives from the families of the 19 children slain this week at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, near San Antonio, Texas. But narratives from the 1993 Long Island Rail Road shooting, the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newto…

The public health emergency brought health care into the 21st century. Let’s keep moving forward.

Many Americans will lose access to vital health care services in a few short months unless Congress passes bipartisan legislation already introduced in both the House and Senate. Co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Reps…

“No More Government Overreactions!”: Steve Forbes Tears Into Covid-19 Restrictions

Let’s have no more Covid overreactions from government.

Bernie And The Single-Payer Beast

Sanders is hoping his government-run healthcare fairytale will finally become reality. For patients, that’d be anything but a happy ending

Why a nurse should not go to jail

I recently wrote a letter to the Davidson County, TN judge who will sentence RaDonda Vaught, a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse convicted on two felony counts in the 2017 death of a patient. RaDonda faces up to 12 years in prison for h…

Can Price Transparency Save The Future Of American Healthcare?

This week marks the anniversary of a medical institution that represents the future of American healthcare.

47% Of Americans Less Likely To Back Anti-Abortion Congressional Candidates, Poll Finds

Republicans are more likely to favor pro-abortion-rights congressional candidates than Democrats are to favor anti-abortion-rights candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday.

The J-1 work exemption: a flawed solution to the physician shortage

A few years ago, my rural town expected the addition of a “J-1,” or foreign, physician. This addition was meant to alleviate the work of my father, who had been the only neurologist at our underserved hospital for the past few years. And ye…

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